Tweety Bird’s Turtle Races were held on Wednesday, July 4. Although turtles were scarce this year, there were 22 turtle trainers competing for the title of Top Turtle.

In the 0-5-age category, Kolby Lindsey came in first, Braxtyn Raymond and Jocelyn Grassel tied for second and the team of Kaylee and Whitney Adams grabbed third place.

For the 6-9-age category, Shiloh Senska took home first place, Coltyn Raymond came in second and Hunter Hohn rounded out the group in third place.

In the 10-14-age category, McKenzie Baruth grabbed first place, Sam Baruth took home second place and Sutton Senska came in third.

Of the overall winners, Kolby Lindsey’s turtle was named Grand Champion, Shiloh Senska’s turtle came in second and McKenzie Baruth’s turtle was named third.

Sylvester’s Sand Volleyball Tournament took place at the park by Lake Prior in Woonsocket on the Fourth of July as a part of the “Looney Woony” Fourth of July Water Festival. 

This year there were 14 teams who took part in a double elimination tournament and the last game didn’t get over until 10 p.m. that night after the fireworks had already started.

The team winning first place received medals sponsored by Santel Communications, and the team winning second place received protein shakes and other nutrition products from the new Max Muscle plant in Woonsocket.

A team from Mitchell named Holz and Polz earned first place and a local team calling themselves, Mean Kittys, earned second place honors.

…See pictures of the winners in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Kapri Hiemstra works hard to catch a prize-winning fish in Lake Prior during the fishing derby held on Sunday, July 1. Her mother, Karisa, and her grandparents, Perianne Clendenning and Mike Miller help support her efforts.

The Annual Woonsocket Water Festival has begun, and several activities took place over the weekend. The theme for this year’s festival is “A Looney Woony Fourth! Celebrating Looney Tunes Cartoons.” 


Read all about them and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.